Carson: Black People Treated ‘Extremely Well’ in the GOP
Ben Carson suggested something new on Wednesday. In his words, African-Americans are treated very well by the GOP.
“I find black Republicans are treated extremely well in the Republican Party,” Carson said during a campaign stop in Jackson, Michigan
“I hear a lot about what you believe and the kind of principles you’re espousing,” Carson said of the party. “I think that’s far more important.
During his discussion, he also offered his view on same-sex marriage.
“I have nothing against gay people whatsoever, but I’m a pragmatic person, and I realize that if you change the definition for marriage for one group, what right do you have to stop changing it for the next group and the next group?” he asked.
“Any two adults, regardless of orientation, if they want to live together, draw up documents to share property — so be it,” Carson added. “But why do you need to impose your values on everybody else?”
The Hill reports:
Carson additionally addressed the recent controversy surrounding his remarks about Muslim presidential candidates.
He argued on Wednesday that his remarks on Islam were about its adherents placing their faith ahead of Constitutional law.
“We have an American culture and an American Constitution, and anybody who’s going to occupy the White House should be living in a pattern that is consistent with our Constitution and with our culture,” Carson said.
“There is something that is known as the American way, the American dream,” he said. “Why in the world would we want to give away our principles and values for the sake of political correctness?
“That would be the biggest mistake we could ever make,” he added.
Carson on Sunday said he would not support a Muslim seeking the Oval Office.
“I would not advocate that we put a Muslim in charge of this nation,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that morning. “I absolutely would not agree with that.”
Carson has since repeatedly said that he merely opposes the idea of Islam’s Sharia law guiding presidential candidates instead of the Constitution.
He ranks second in the race for next year’s GOP presidential nomination with 18.8 percent, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls.
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